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The members of the Civic Forum were largely composed of the same activists who'd participated in Charter 77. Their headquarters became the Magick Lantern Theatre, where they met to discuss the revolution with the public.

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Vaclav Havel was jailed consistently for his activist efforts related to the Charter. The first time was in 1979, two years after the creation of the document. Prior to this, he was jailed intermittently, along with five other members of the Charter.…

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This document was published as the Charter 77 on January 1st, 1977. The members who published it were arrested only a few days later, and dealt with consistent jail time over the next ten years.

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The Charter was established following the trial of the Plastic Peoples of the Universe and the implementation of the Helsinki Final Act. These core members were inspired by the desire for human rights, with Havel on the top left and Patocka on the…

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The Plastic Peoples of the Universe was a rock band created during the Prague Spring as a reflection of increased freedom. When they are arrested to be an example to other underground activist groups in 1976, Havel and Nemec participated in their…

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It reads "When does the investigation have to be completed? Next week? This week? Tomorrow? Today?" Over time, the images are laughing harder and harder, as if making fun of those calling for an investigation into the use of violence.

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Human chains like this one were made as people came together during the Revolution. This particular chain was meant as protest against keeping political prisoners, and stretched between cities.

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The Soviets were initially regarded as heroes when they pushed the Nazis out in 1945, but by 1968, they were oppressors.

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Tanks invaded Prague in 1968 to end the Prague Spring, pushing through masses of people.

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It appears that this man is standing in front of the Soviet tanks, the gun pointed directly at him. He has opened his shirt as if he is daring the tank to shoot him, while others watch in the background.
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